These have now been announced:
“She didn’t really look like a librarian to him”: An Analysis of
Professional Stereotype Reaffirmation and Resistance in Popular Romance
Novels Authored by Librarians
RWA awarded funding to E.E. Lawrence to explore depictions of librarians in romance novels authored by librarians.
Dr. Jodi McAlister and Claire Parnell
#RomanceClass: Mapping the Genre World of English-Language Romance in the Philippines
RWA awarded funding to Dr. Jodi McAlister and Claire Parnel to conduct
research on English-Language romance fiction in the Philippines through
author interviews and other fieldwork.
Redefining the Romance: Classification and Social Change in Romance Genre Fiction
RWA awarded funding to Anna Michelson to conduct source and
field research on classification and social change in romance fiction.